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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hanford, Thomas Musical Menagerie Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Musical Menagerie is a program of animal songs and stories that while appropriate for all ages is especially good for the 5 and under crowd. The songs are in a number of genres -rock and roll, calypso, African American folk songs, old time mountain music, and others. Audience participation via sing-along and audience role playing with painted masks is encouraged. My singing is accompanied by guitar, fiddle and harmonicas.
$201- $350
Petrella, Joan Happy Birthday, Robert and Samuel Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
This program will feature the music of Robert Schumann and Samuel Barber in the form of art song and piano pieces along with readings of letters written to and received from their significant others, Clara Schumann and Giancarlo Menotti. There will also be a discussion surrounding the poetry chosen as lyrics.
$201- $350
Beaugard, Carol The Christmas Carol Trio Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A wonderful holiday celebration: The Christmas Carol Trio performs 17th and 18th century carols from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany and America (sung in English, French, Scottish and German), with narrative explaining the origins of the holiday's traditions and decor. We can perform as a duet, trio, quartet or quintet, based on your needs and budget. Instrumentation includes vocals, guitar and mandolin, with the option to additionally book fiddle, bass, penny whistle or bodhran. Dress is formal attire.
$201- $350
Welkes, Heather Shake 'N Make Music Music,
Other
Shake 'N Make Music is a high-energy music and movement class. We incorporate bean bags, instruments, rhythm sticks, shaker eggs, bubbles and more into an upbeat session that will get everyone up and dancing. Children and parents interact together to gain an appreciation of various types of music. Parachute play can be added at the end of the program. Classes can be mixed ages (up to age 5) or grouped into age categories for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
$101- $200
Haynes, Jeff Exploring Careers in the Music Industry Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Percussionist Jeff Haynes alone or Jeff and a selection of his professional musician friends (from various walks within the music business)speak candidly about their career paths, career strategies, behind the scenes realities and offer words of inspiration to those who aspire to have a career in the music industry. Open opportunity for question and answer... The talk will weave performance in with the discussions offering amoving presentation for music lovers of all ages as well.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John The Tale of Tristan & Iseult: An Arthurian Legend Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This most famous of all classic love stories was originally set in Celtic antiquity, and an important component of the Arthurian legends. In the 12th century, the tale was already 600 years old when it captured the imagination of Medieval France’s famous storyteller-poet-musicians, the troubadours. The powerful story continued its long journey through the ages... inspiring many works in turn, including Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet). Bells & Motley present a telling that is authentic, yet lively, accessible, highly charged, and mysterious - full of all of the original symbolism, intrigue, and purpose. In ancient bardic style, it features a simple setting, rich language, and complex emotions evoked through the power of music. Rare historic instruments include the Medieval keyed fiddle, low-voiced recorders, ancient gut-strung bray harp, and Celtic harp. Musical selections include the same historic pieces that were part of Medieval tellings, as inspired by this enduring tale.
$351- $500
McGrath, Cathy “A CUP OF TEA with Cuisle Mo Chroí” A CELTIC CONCERT History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Combine the soothing tones of three part vocal harmony with the delicate arpeggios of the Irish harp, calming flow of breath through the wooden flute and penny whistle, and the steady pulse of bodhran (Irish drum) and guitar to make this trio of women, “Cuisle Mo Chroí” (say Cushla Ma Chree) one of the premier folk groups in the Rochester NY area. The three, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for “Cherish the Ladies”, and are often found at Irish music sessions in the area. Expect to hear songs (some in the Irish language) that evoke images of Ireland, Scotland, castles, immigration, romance, as well as songs your grandmother taught you on St. Patrick’s Day, and a few lively tunes - reels, jigs, planxties and polkas. This program has been presented for the Irish American Cultural Institute and for many community concerts and libraries.
$351- $500
Scharman, Nadine SYLPH CHAMBER MUSIC Music
Sylph represents the element of air and is the paradigm in medieval natural philosophy from which sound and music come forth. The members of Sylph, Nadine Scharman, flutist, Gerard Reuter, oboist and Ann Zalkind, pianist, are a chamber music ensemble who perform music by composers from different musical genres and eras. Sylph engages the audience in a shared vision of artistic integrity and tonal beauty that delights the ears and the spirit. Sylph creates programs that draw from the classical repertoire of Handel & Telemann and music of Sondheim, Schwartz, Bolling, jazz and Broadway and many others. Listen to Sylph Chamber Music on youtube.com. ...beautiful music so expressively played.... I cannot wait to see Sylph live. God bless you for your gift that you are sharing with the world!...beautifully and expressively executed. Audience comments from Sylph performances.
$501- $1000
McIntosh, Story Laurie Dig In with Story Laurie Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The time is ripe to book a performer whose work is so genuinely ALL about "Digging In"! For years, Story Laurie's repertoire has reflected her twin passions for both community gardening AND reading. For 2013, you can rest assured that Story Laurie's Summer Reading Program offerings will serve up a cornucopia of fresh & delicious songs and stories -- as well as a few classics -- all magically woven together into a wonderful concert that is just right for kids of all ages. Gardens, book worms, and kid community heroes will all meet up in this program featuring some of the songs from Story Laurie's highly-acclaimed "Groovin' in the Garden" CD -- from which you can download free tracks to whet your appetite at www.storylaurie.com.
$201- $350
Mason-Mazzacua, Mark History Of Lake George Region In Folk Songs Music
To tell stories of legends and histories of the Warren County region of NYS and then sing them in song. Showing how relevant American Folk Music can be to today's fast paced world to slow things down for a moment and learn things through song. It's a really wonderful program that will introduce many people young and old to a world of past and present histories!
$101- $200
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